Lincoln: On March 4, 1865, Lincoln delivers his Second Inaugural Address, Booth being a member in the audience. This speech became the last straw for Booth as Lincoln announced he wanted to give African Americans the right to vote.
Lincoln: April 3, 1865, the Confederate Government fled Richmond, Virginia. Therefore, surrendering to the Union and Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln: On the evening of April 13, Washington celebrated the end of the war with a grand illumination of the city. Public buildings and private homes glowed from candles, torches, and fireworks. It was the most beautiful night in the history of the capital